U.S. Demand for Green Building Materials Projected at $80 Billion by 2013

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The Jetson Green blog of Salt Lake City discusses a series of reports with projections both on green construction broadly and on increase in demand for green building materials specifically. Among other sources, Jetson Green references the following snapshots from a report from The Freedonia Group:

  • FSC certified lumbar and wood products will be the fastest growing segment of the green building products market;
  • Water efficient and energy-efficient fixtures will undergo double-digit growth;
  • Green floor coverings demand will grow at a rate of ~5.7%, but sales in this segment represent the largest share of the green building products market;
  • Recycled concrete demand will grow at a rate of ~8.4%, with sales in this segment representing the second largest share of the green building products market; and
  • Since 2003, the overall green building materials market grew from $39.2 to $57 billion, representing a 45% increase over five years

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